Clarivate Analytics’ $857 Million Secondary Shares Offering


Davis Polk advised Clarivate Analytics plc on the deal.

Clarivate Analytics plc completed the $857 million SEC-registered secondary offering of 49,680,000 of its ordinary shares by certain funds affiliated with Onex Partners and Baring Private Equity Asia as selling shareholders. The ordinary shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “CCC.”

Clarivate Analytics plc is a multinational company that owns and operates a collection of subscription-based services focused largely on analytics, including scientific and academic research, patent analytics, regulatory standards, trademark protection, pharmaceutical and biotechnology intelligence, domain brand protection and intellectual property management. Clarivate, a portfolio company of Onex Partners and Baring Private Equity Asia, merged with Churchill Capital Corp, a publicly traded investment vehicle, in May 2019.

The Davis Polk capital markets team included partner Joseph A. Hall (Picture) and associates Cameron C. Lewis, Rahul K. Patel and Charles York. The U.S. tax team consisted of partner Michael Mollerus and associate Ariel David Siman and partner Jonathan Cooklin and counsel Dominic Foulkes provided English tax advice. Partner Kyoko Takahashi Lin advised on executive compensation matters. Counsel Sarah E. Kim advised on investment management matters.

Involved fees earner: Jonathan Cooklin – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Dominic Foulkes – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Joseph Hall – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Sarah Kim – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Cameron Lewis – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Michael Mollerus – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Rahul Patel – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Ariel Siman – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Kyoko Takahashi Lin – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Charles York – Davis Polk & Wardwell;

Law Firms: Davis Polk & Wardwell;

Clients: Clarivate Analytics;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti